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10 Creative Ways to Reuse Glass Jars

Glass jars come in all shapes and sizes and can be reused and re-purposed in so many ways. We always have an abundant supply of empty glass jars hanging around the house waiting to be reused or re-purposed so I went on a little hunt around Pinterest to get some ideas flowing and I found some pretty cool ideas I wanted to share with you.

10 Creative Ways to Reuse Glass Jars

10 Creative Ways to Reuse Glass Jars

Twine Wrapped Glass Jar Vases // These are just too cute! Would make for a great centerpiece for an outside picnic with the family.

Painted Glass Storage Jars // Okay, I just adore these. The possibilities are endless here, y’all.

Re-Purposed Glass Jar Button Storage  // I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who saves buttons. My husband thinks I’m crazy. Unlike me though, she actually uses hers.

Mod Podge & Food Coloring Painted Glass Jar Lanterns  // How cute would these be at your next outdoor party?

DIY Glass Candy Jars // Totally adorable and cheap, y’all! These would be perfect for parties.

Food Storage in Glass Jars  // Keeps those legumes in an airtight container for longer shelf life. Love this idea.

Bathroom Organization in Glass Jars  // Who would of thought that glass jars in the bathroom could look this good?

Glass Jar Terrariums  // I know the kiddos would have a blast with this. So much fun. I’m thinking summer activity, for sure!

Re-Purposed Glass Jar Oil Lamp // I wonder if you could add citronella during the summer to keep the bugs away?

Mini Herb Garden in Glass Jars  // I can’t even begin to describe how much I love this! I’ll definitely be adding this to my to-do list.

Although I think these are 10 creative and unique ways to reuse glass jars, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you don’t believe me, go to Pinterest and see for yourself. The possibilities are endless and I bet you’ll never throw out another glass jar again.

Cleaning the gunk from the glass jars doesn’t have to be difficult. Learn how I remove sticky labels from glass jars and you’ll be ready to put them to good use in no time.

What fun little DIY will you be doing with your glass jars?

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    Nice collection of jar reuse crafts. Thanks for sharing.

  2. 2

    What a wonderful collection, thanks for putting it together! I’ve actually made a few candy jars awhile back and everyone’s always asking me where’d I get them. They seriously can’t believe I put them together lol.

  3. 3

    Oooh, I love these! I have so many cool, old jars that I used to keep candles in back in college. Thanks for the ideas.

  4. 4

    love all the ideas. I use them for some of the kids things like their mini cars

  5. 5

    I love to collect jars and vases now I know some things to do with them!

  6. 6

    Love the ideas, I love my jars filled with beans, looks so old fashioned. Love the candy jars!

  7. 7

    I love all these ideas and do a couple, my kids love to use them for: terrariums or insect homes/firefly lanterns.

  8. 8

    I’m excited about trying some of these! What great ideas! I love reusing/repurposing items!

  9. 9

    Such some great ideas, I see some that are cute. Love the candy.

  10. 10

    My favorites are the terrarium and the herb garden in glass jars. For the growing jars maybe I would combine the midge podge or the twine covering to spruce them up.

  11. 11

    I love the terrariums, we have been meaning to make some of those for a while now.

  12. 12

    I’ve been thinking of using mines to make salads. Neat ideas!

  13. 13

    I’m not sure but these are great for stirring up the creative juices. I like the lantern and terrarium!

  14. 14

    Those are all great ideas! I love the painted ones, they are SO pretty!

  15. 15

    Wonderful list of ideas! I’d love to try to make some into a candy jar that is similar to the ones shown in the picture. 🙂

  16. 16

    I never thought about a lot of these you have for reusing glass jars. I like the idea of a terrarium.

  17. 17

    I never thought to use some of the glass jars like this. Thanks so much for sharing.

  18. 18

    That terrarium would be such a fun project with my kids!!!!

  19. 19

    I love the candy ones, they are so shabby sheek! Great roundup!

  20. 20

    I love the idea of growing plants, herbs, etc in them…it would be useful in so many ways! I’d keep them in my kitchen by the window, in their little jars, and cook with them 🙂

  21. 21

    Those candy jars are a great idea – I think I’d like to do something like that for our daughter’s graduation party this spring.

  22. 22

    Such great ideas! I love those candy jars. I use mine for food storage. I make homemade granola and homemade oatmeal packets (in a jar) so reuse mine all the time.

  23. 23

    I need to put my legumes in glass jars now! Since I just got rid of the pantry moths I had, I’m scared to death to buy anything that moths would eat. That was horrendous. I like the candy jar idea too.

  24. 24

    I really like the idea of using them as mini planters since it is quite a task to try and keep an actual garden here in the Las Vegas desert.

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